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Tell Congress: Restore our Fourth Amendment protections!

Americans are losing the right to privacy and their private property rights.

At every turn, Americans are losing the right to privacy and their private property rights.

The U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in Kentucky v. King essentially revokes the Fourth Amendment by allowing law enforcement to enter private property without a warrant, and by giving TSA agents the authority to demand that innocent Americans remove their clothing in front of the public.

Further, the astounding fact that the federal government ordered Verizon to hand it hundreds of millions of private phone records is also an important reminder that our constitutionally-protected rights have essentially been declared null by government actions.

Knowing that the National Security Agency has easy access to massive amounts of information held by major internet service and communication companies – records that detail millions of individuals ’ private data – is evidence that our Fourth Amendment is essentially not a fact in the digital world.

The unconstitutional powers given to government by certain provisions of the Patriot Act and the Supreme Court are now being realized, and stand to prove that the Fourth Amendment “right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures” is a near-farce. 

We must demand Congress to uphold the Fourth Amendment our individual rights to be secure in our “person, papers, and effects” in both physical and non-physical environments. We must demand Congress to work enact legislation that formally recognizes the wholesale supremacy of the Fourth Amendment – that is, the protection of privacy and private property from unwarranted searches and seizures – in the physical world, as well as extending its authority to protect private information in the realms of communications, finance, and the digital world as a whole.  

When a 6-year-old child is forced to remove their T-shirt in public during a TSA screening, or when a 95-year-old leukemia patient is asked to remove her Depends undergarment, then you cannot ignore the fact that the government has gone too far in dismantling our Fourth Amendment protections.

When the FBI and NSA can easily surveil staggering amounts of private data – without suspicion or probable cause – held by third party communications and internet service companies, there can be no legitimate privacy.   

Governing authorities should never have the right to wield power over citizens simply because they can. The disturbing actions coming from the TSA, the NSA, the FBI, and some law-enforcement officials are completely unacceptable!

Take action! Sign the petition and send a free message to Congress demanding that the Fourth Amendment be preserved and recognized across the board! 

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Feb 5th, 2012
David S. from Gardiner, MT signed.
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erroldean a. from Belfast, ME writes:
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please don't take this lightly! This is scarey and is happening . If we are going to be a free America YOU must do your best to keep so. Impeach obama before it is too late--no excuses. there is no end to what he will do to destroy our country. He doesn't believe in the Constitution turn it to something wrong to suit hhis plan. Please act now?
Feb 5th, 2012
Jean V. from Haddonfield, NJ signed.
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Mary G. from Kingman, AZ writes:
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Please give me back my Christian country. It was much better when I was born 89 years ago.
Feb 5th, 2012
Myrna p. from Freeport, PA writes:
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Please,do not let us become a second Germany where the "Great One' becomes total ruler over our coountry and rights.
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Edna H. from Salem, IN writes:
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Think government is corrupt.
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Gregory C. from West Winfield, NY writes:
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those of you who are elected by the people for the people exspect you to up hold our constituional rights remmember who pays your salaries
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